Brockville – Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark congratulated Jim Pickard on his appointment as Chair of the Ontario Trillium
Foundation’s (OTF) Quinte, Kingston, Rideau Grant Review Team.
Pickard, a former Mayor of Elizabethtown-Kitley Township who served for more than 20 years on council, was appointed to the one-year term as Chair by the Hon. Lisa
MacLeod, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
“Jim has given so generously of his time to serve his community as an elected official and volunteer. I’m pleased that he is taking on this new leadership role with the Ontario Trillium Foundation,” said Clark. “I can’t think of a better person to serve as Chair of the Grant Review Team. His experience and understanding of our community and its organizations will be invaluable in guiding the team in its decision making.”
“When I was appointed to the Grant Review Team for this area I was pleased to be able to participate in the work of the Ontario Trillium Foundation to help build healthy and vibrant communities,” said Pickard. “I am honored and thank Minister MacLeod for this appointment as the new chair for the Quinte, Kingston, Rideau team of volunteers. I look forward to working with this dedicated group to continue the OTF’s investment in job creation, infrastructure, the arts and people.”
Pickard said OTF grants help communities get things done and that the team looks forward to expanding upon the millions of dollars that have already been invested in our catchment area since the 2015 introduction of OTF’s Investment Strategy. The Ontario Trillium Foundation has 16 Grant Review Teams across the province
comprised of volunteers who are responsible for reviewing applications and recommending projects for funding.
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $135 million, the
foundation awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year, which help build healthy and vibrant communities.